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  •  Swing states getting barraged with real polls! (5+ / 0-)

    I've gotten way too many polls also, considering there's only one, maybe two competitive races on my ballot - and always at dinner time, so I don't respond.

    But thing of small swing states, like New Hampshire. Let's assume both Romney and Obama campaigns are generating 2 polls of 1000 each week. Then you have superpacs and state campaigns and House campaigns. Add it all up and I'm getting something like 50,000 poll respondents in a month in New Hampshire. Multiply by the crappy response rate and that's in the neighborhood of 1,000,000 polling calls for the 700,000 voters in New Hampshire. Talk about sampling to extinction!

    (If anybody has good estimates about the amount of non-public polling going on I'd love to hear it!)

    •  I've Had Well Over a Dozen in NE Ohio (4+ / 0-)
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      and every one was an honest poll (no pushing yet).

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 06:10:28 AM PDT

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      •  Do you remember who it was? (1+ / 0-)
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        Just curious. I keep pretty close tabs on public polls, and I haven't recognized  single one of the pollsters who have called me.

      •  I'm averaging (1+ / 0-)
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        about 4 a week for the last month, most I recognize but some are from firms I've never heard of.  Living in central Florida, I'm in a target area.  What part of NE Ohio are you in, I'm originally from Kirtland.

        If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. --- Charles Darwin

        by coracii on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 07:21:42 AM PDT

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      •  i finally had one Tues. night (1+ / 0-)
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        I got a robopoll for America Future Fund....right wing pac....answered all the questions... obama and sherrod brown....but said i voted for mccain in 08, said i was an R and evangelical christian who goes to church more than once a week... so i should have messed up a little of the crosstabs on that one... I am in Ohio btw.

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